There was much anticipation. We waited with bated breath to see what the bride would wear on her wedding day. I am, of course, talking about the royal wedding of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex to Meghan Markle. Come D- day and there she was, walking down the aisle, in a Givenchy gown, elegant in its simplicity.
Fashion lessons learned from the royal wedding, elegance prevails:
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Guilty as charged! My Mother’s Day 2018 post is late. Thanks in advance to the loyal readers of deidaablog for your patience. Members of Deidaaratti (Deidaa Mail Club) have been particularly kind to us this Mother’s Day. We are working overtime to meet the deadline. Deidaateam is busy wrapping the orders with handmade paper made out of fabric waste. Cards with handwritten messages are accompanying the gifts for mums across Australia. A few have left the shores for overseas destinations.
After all, Mother’s Day gifts must have that personal touch.
Most mums do not look for expensive gifts or elaborate rituals. They look for thought and action that reflect how well you know them and care for them.
How well do you know your mum? Is she a traveller or a crafter? Does she have green fingers? Is she a domestic goddess? Does she belong to the pearls and twin set club or is she the ’70s wild child? Here are a few tips that will help you ace Mother’s Day gift buying in 2018.
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Hi folks, back after a month of intense travel. I have a love-hate relationship with travelling within my country of origin. I am rattled by the delays and the crowds, but enthralled by its nature, crafts and cuisine.
If like me, you are bitten by the travel bug, these are a few handy tips for you. Continue reading T-Shirt, Cross Body Bag, Scarf, Kaftan – Travel Essentials
Coming back to blogging after a brief hiatus. Was snowed under with wholesale orders and Valentine’s Day sales at the beginning of the year.
Some of you have written to me asking for a post on fashion trends 2018. Here it is then, the top fashion trends 2018.
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Fashion and #Metoo
I get asked, time and again, how do I design. Do I sit in the comfort of an air-conditioned office and churn out designs as per my whim? That’s not the way the cookie crumbles. Fashion does not exist and operate in isolation. It takes its cue from contextual factors and impacts upon the wider context. Nothing demonstrates this better than the recently concluded Golden Globe Awards ceremony. At the Golden Globe Awards 2018, A-listers wore black to express solidarity with #metoo.
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Caught up in the Christmas festivities? Did not realize when the New Year’s Eve party snuck up on you?
Here are some quick and easy tips to get you sorted for the big night tomorrow.
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Boxing Day sale works around two myths.
Boxing Day sale is an annual event.
Boxing Day sale used to be a much awaited annual event. Since the economic downturn, markets have never recovered. Retailers are capitalizing on every opportunity to declare a sale. Easter weekend sale, Anzac Day sale, Mothers’ Day sale, Valentine’s Day sale, EoFY sale, they have it all. Boxing Day sale has lost much of its sheen. Before you flash your plastic fantastic, ensure the discounts are genuine.
There are genuine markdowns on full priced goods at Boxing Day sales:
This may be partly true, at best. Many stores create a ‘seconds’ line for sales and factory outlets.
Follow a few simple rules to shop savvy at the Boxing Day sales:
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We are ten sleeps away from Christmas. Your gift buying has gained momentum. Buying gifts is only a part of the game. Presenting gifts in an interesting manner, completes the package. You have two options. You can get a shop assistant to wrap your gifts in nondescript wrapping paper. You can put some tender loving care into DIY gift wrapping ideas.
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Does the thought of Christmas gift shopping give you the heebie-jeebies? You are suffering from giftophobia and you are not the only one. Giftophobia is common around this time of the year – the fear of giving and receiving the wrong gifts? We know it is the thought behind the gift that matters. However, won’t it be nice if your near and dear ones actually find your gifts useful?
The top 5 tips to master the art of gift shopping are:
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